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Major reshuffle in IAF; Air Marshal VR Chaudhari takes over as Deputy CoAS, Raghunath Nambiar appointed EAC chief and HS Arora as SWAC chief

Prime News, National (New Delhi), October 3:- The government has effected a major reshuffle in the top Indian Air Force (IAF) positions with Air Marshal VR Chaudhari taking over as the Deputy Chief of the Air Staff and Air Marshal Raghunath Nambiar taking over as Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief (AOC-in-C), Eastern Air Command.
While Air Marshal Amit Dev has been appointed as the Director General Air (Operations), Air Marshal Harjit Singh Arora has been named the new South Western AOC-in-C.
These new appointments were announced by the IAF on its official Facebook page.
Nambiar was commissioned in the IAF as a fighter pilot in June 1981.
He is an Experimental Test Pilot and has flown 42 types of aircraft as Pilot in Command. He has the distinction of having the highest number of flying hours on the Mirage-2000 in the IAF, with over 2,300 flying hours on the aircraft to his credit, and has a total of 5,100 hours of flying experience.
He is a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots and was the Project Test Pilot for the Light Combat Aircraft `Tejas`.
Chaudhari was commissioned into the fighter stream of the IAF in December 1982. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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